Renewing Your Permit

Your Fairfax County family child care permit is valid for one year. You must apply to renew your permit every year, and pay the required fees. Here is a comparison of what is required the first time you apply for a permit, and what is required to renew your permit.

To Apply for a Permit

To Renew Your Permit

Home Child Care Facility application

Every year

Written child care sick policy

Every year

First aid and CPR certification.


Fire safety inspection visit and required documentation

Every year

Home health and safety visit

Every year

Permit monitoring visit

Every year

Written emergency preparedness plan and supplies

Every year

Attend 12 hours of professional development within your first year

Attend 14 hours of training in 2014 and 16 hours of training in 2015 and each following year

Up-to-date rabies immunizations for dogs, cats and ferrets

Every year

Immunizations records for all children

As immunizations are updated

Child Protective Services check of all residents in the home age 14 or older

Every three years

Tuberculosis tests for all adults household residents

Every two years

Medication administration training certification (required if you will give prescription or nonprescription medication to children).

Every three years

Criminal history background search of all adults age 18 or older living in the home.

Every five years

Complete the 'Sworn Statement or Affirmation' form of all adults age 18 or older living in the home.

Every five years

You will receive a yellow postcard in the mail three months before your permit expires, reminding you to renew it. Your permit will be renewed when all of the above items are received or completed.


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